Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Shoebox

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doc or said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box.

When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. "Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of th is money? Where did it come from?"

"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Watch out, your heart might melt!

Read message below and look at still photo before watching video.

This is a still photo. The second attachment is a video. There's no sound, but look at the picture first and then watch the video. These 2 guys reared this lion from a baby in England but the authorities would not allow them to keep it once it reached maturity so they were forced to give it up, they took it back to Africa and placed it in a wildlife sanctuary, a year later they went to see it and were told it would not remember them.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Funnies

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Bunny Wisdom


Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Walk softly and carry a big carrot
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
Some body parts should be floppy
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugarcoated packages
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Garfield - The Advisor

A lot of folks can't understand how we came
to have an oil shortage here in our country.

Well, there's a very simple answer.


Nobody bothered to check the oil.


We just didn't know we were getting low.


The reason for that is purely geographical.


OUR OIL is located in






Coastal Florida


Coastal Louisiana






Pennsylvania and Texas
Our DIPSTICKS are located
in Washington , DC !!!!
Any Questions?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Homeward Bound

Well after 5 weeks my parents are finally coming home from their vacation in Arizona. They’ve been traveling all around Arizona visiting with family and friends. Enjoying the wonderfully warmer, sunny weather that blesses Arizona during the winter months.

However, it’s been a little difficult for Amira as she doesn’t understand why Grandma and Grandpa always have to go on “cation”. I told her it’s a benefit to being retired, to which she just looks at me with that puzzled look on her face like I’m speaking “Spanish”. For Amira if she doesn’t understand what someone is saying or a particular word she’ll call it Spanish………LOL

Anyway, I told Amira last night while I was cooking dinner for us that Grandma and Grandpa were finally on their way home and would arrive sometime today. In the mist of concentrating on cooking our dinner I could hear Amira over my shoulder doing something. When I finally turned around I found the table filled with food, containers and Ziploc baggies. I asked what she was doing to which she told me that she was getting food ready for Grandma and Grandpa. She had packed two storage containers with equal amounts of cheese shaped like Mickey Mouse along with two tomatoes, two apples and two Ziploc baggies with a pickle slice in each bag. She so proudly packed them up already for deliver today. I smiled at this sight with tears welling in my eyes at all the hard work and thought she put into welcoming her long lost grandparents.

Needless to say during a break today I called my parents to see if they made it home and pleasantly mom answered the phone….whew! (As an aside, you can rest assured that if they hadn’t arrived home today Amira would have us on the road, driving to wherever Grandma and Grandpa might be between Arizona and California to take their care package to them.) :-)

I can hardly wait for this reunion tonight as I’m not sure who misses whom more, Amira or her Grandparents.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Why, Why, Why

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the va cuum one more chance?

Why don't you ever hear father-in-law jokes?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.